Exploring West Sussex geology
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Talks and Courses



Over the years, I have provided a wide variety of talks on geology, both local and non-local. My current talks programme can be found here. Local subjects have included:


General geology


- The geology / geological highlights / curiosities of West Sussex.

- The rocks beneath our feet.

- Geology & landscape of the South Downs & West Sussex coastal plain.

- Pebbles on the beach.

- Local geology for the archaeologist.

- Why our Greensand isn’t green


Fossils and localities


- Fossil collecting in West Sussex.

- Mud, sand and fossils; the Palaeogene geology of West Sussex.

- Under the mud; geology of Chichester Harbour.

- Palm trees & crocodiles; the geology of Felpham.

- On the Rocks; the London Clay of Bognor Regis.

- Sharks & shells; the geology & fossils of Bracklesham Bay.


Building stones


- The building stones of West Sussex churches.

- The building stones of ... (including Boxgrove Priory, Steyning church, Chichester, etc.).

- Lavant Stone; a medieval building stone detective story.


History of geology


- Martin Venables, a Sussex geologist.

- Frederick Dixon and the geology of West Sussex.

- Heron-Allen & the geology of Selsey.

Searching for fossils on the medieval quarry site for Lavant Stone
Low tide around the Bognor Rocks on the foreshore at Bognor Regis
The sediments that yielded the fossil remains of Boxgrove Man
The former sand pit at Pendean near Midhurst, one of many such pits